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We loan because...
This team was founded after some members were profoundly touched by the documentary - "A Walk to Beautiful" - which can now be viewed at

The 9 min video "Fistula Pilgrims" tells the story of Telanish, a young girl in Ethiopia who was married at 10, pregnant at 11 and gave birth to a stillborn child at 12. As a result of a long and obstructed labour, she has a fistula and is left incontinent, an outcast from her community:

"From Despair to Dignity" is a short but powerful 5 minute video:

Some of our team members have visited the Fistula Hospital in Addis Ababa in Sept 2010. You can find the photos of our trip here:

About us
We make Kiva loans in recognition of the Hamlin Fistula Hospital and its supporters worldwide, which fight to correct a childbirth injury that can leave a young woman incontinent, leaking wastes, scorned and ostracized. A $450 surgical repair usually solves the problem and restores their lives. For more information, please check out the pages of the different global partners and donors of the Hamlin Fistula Hospital:
New Zealand:

Search the web and do your online shopping through iGive to help us raise more funds for fistula patients:

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Team Activity

  • El Regreso Group
    El Regreso Group received a loan from Edie buy: booklets, notebooks, pencils, pens, colors, geometry sets, bread, mayonnaise, meat, cheese, and ham.
  • Mary Queen Of Peace Group
    Mary Queen Of Peace Group received a loan from Jeannie to buy additional stock in the form of ladies and gents wear, bags, clothes and locally woven women's cloth (kente) for resale.
  • Karis
    United States
    Karis received a loan from Jeannie us secure a storefront so that we can expand our business.
  • Manuel De Jesus
    El Salvador
    Manuel De Jesus received a loan from Jeannie to buy agricultural inputs like fertilizers, pest controls, etc.
  • Victor
    United States
    Victor received a loan from Jeannie us complete the app. With this app we will be able to connect people to interpreters in real time on-demand.
  • Lucky Time Group
    Lucky Time Group received a loan from Franziska to buy more stock of utensils for her shop to enable her to feed her family well.
  • Zarina
    Zarina received a loan from Carmen Quijada to buy additional material for making shoes including leather, artificial leather, and plastic soles.
    Carmen Quijada
  • Mohamad
    Mohamad received a loan from Ramona to continue building his own house and make it a better living place for his family.
    $2,425 to go
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  • Sountéré1 Group
    Burkina Faso
    Sountéré1 Group received a loan from Pearl to buy the necessary supplies (thread, poplin, buttons, fasteners) for her sewing business.

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